A Handbook of Spoken Grammar
Strategies for speaking natural English
- Audio CD
|Authors:||Ken Paterson, Caroline Caygill, Rebecca Sewell|
|Series:||Delta Natural English|
|Level:||Intermediate and above / B1 and above|
“…a superb spoken grammar.” Wayne Trotman, EL Gazette, September 2012
Spoken English is now recognized as having its own “grammar” which is not covered in traditional language practice material. Using recent corpus research into spoken English the Handbook of Spoken Grammar teaches learners to speak more naturally, using the patterns that native speakers use when speaking English.
The Handbook of Spoken Grammar is written for students from intermediate level and above looking to develop natural fluency in their speaking skills. The Handbook of Spoken Grammar is divided into 20 units, each dealing with a spoken grammar strategy to equip students with greater native-like linguistic techniques.
Written for class or self-study use, each spoken grammar strategy is identified in context using conversational examples on the audio CD and short written transcripts. Each strategy is then explained in full before students go on to complete a range of thorough practice activities.
- Helps students of intermediate level and above speak more naturally
- Based on recent corpus research
- Designed for class or self-study
- Perfect as a supplementary resource for spoken English exams
- Includes free audio CD
In summary, a very useful addition to our bookshelves, another step towards helping our students develop natural English. Recommend it to them.
http://developingteachers.com/books/review_sg.htm, February 2012 PDF
This coursebook is clearly structured: a double page with explanations and examples is followed by another double page with a variety of exercises. Key examples and dialogues can be heard on the CD.
Business Spotlight, March 2012 PDF
This is a very innovative book, and may well start a new trend. My own particular favourite is Unit 12: “How to use Oh, Ah, Wow, Ouch, etc.” I love it when my students feel confident enough to improvise and let their hair down, and interjections do make oral interaction sound much more lifelike.
tefl.net, April 2012 PDF
...a superb spoken grammar.
EL Gazette, September 2012 PDF
A Handbook of Spoken Grammar is undoubtedly a valuable resource for teachers, helping them generate ideas about what to teach and how to teach it.
English Australia Journal, 2012 PDF
The Handbook of Spoken English can help students get used to all the intricacies of the everyday language not usually covered or insisted upon in their standard course books.
http://reviews.hotchpotchenglish.com/, November 2012 PDF
|Coursebook with Audio CD||978-1-905085-54-5|